A hit-and-run accident left a female pedestrian severely injured in Anne Arundel County. The accident happened on Wednesday evening, August 18th. The Anne Arundel County Police press release indicated that the pedestrian might have been jaywalking when the collision happened.
The police said that at about 4:27 p.m., Western District officers responded to Cain Highway in Crawford Boulevard for an accident involving a car and a pedestrian. Their investigation revealed that a pedestrian was in the travel portion of the northbound lane of Crain Highway south of the boulevard. The investigators said it appears that the driver’s side mirror of a passing vehicle struck the victim.
The county police believe the vehicle was a Ford. They added that after the initial impact, other vehicles that also failed to stop struck the pedestrian. The Anne Arundel County Fire Department personnel transported the victim to an area trauma hospital where doctors listed her in critical condition.
The investigators said that preliminarily, pedestrian error appeared to be the primary cause of this accident. However, the investigation is ongoing by the Traffic Safety Section. They believe the first vehicle to be a colored 1999 -2007 Ford Super Duty truck/van missing a telescopic driver-side mirror.
Anyone with information should contact Traffic Safety at 410-222-8573 or the TipLine 410-222-4700.
Auto-pedestrian accidents occur for several reasons. While a vehicle driver is always likely to be the fault party, there are times when the pedestrian would be the fault party. One such instance is where the pedestrian jaywalks. Thus, determining liability is essential to enable the victim to claim damages from the fault party.
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